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‘Transparent’ co-star alleges impropriety by Jeffrey Tambor

Actor Jeffrey Tambor.
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Actor Jeffrey Tambor.

LOS ANGELES — An actress on ‘‘Transparent’’ says the show’s star Jeffrey Tambor pressed his body against hers in a sexually aggressive manner during filming and made inappropriate and unwanted sexual statements.

Tambor denies the allegations saying he has ‘‘never been a predator — ever.’’

The actress, Trace Lysette, who is herself transgender, said in a statement to Deadline Thursday that Tambor trapped her and pressed his body against hers in a sexual way on the set of the Amazon show. Lysette urged Amazon in her statement to ‘‘remove the problem and let the show go on.’’

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Amazon says it is adding the information to an investigation of Tambor it opened last week when his assistant made similar allegations.

Tambor said in a statement that he is sorry if any of his actions have been misinterpreted or hurt anyone.